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McDermott, Michael J.; Drescher, Christopher F.; Smitherman, Todd A.; Tull, Matthew T.; Heiden, Laurie; Damon, John D.; Hight, Terry L.; Young, John – Substance Abuse, 2013
Background: Data are limited regarding the prevalence of substance use among adolescents in rural and ethnically diverse communities. This study examined rates and sociodemographic correlates of lifetime substance use among adolescents in Mississippi, a rural state that is the poorest in the country (21.3% poverty rate) and has the largest…
Descriptors: Incidence, Correlation, Substance Abuse, Rural Areas
Welle, Stacy L. – ProQuest LLC, 2013
With the passage of the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001, public school districts in the United States are working to improve the achievement of students on state standardized tests for accountability. Teachers, administrators, and districts need to find ways to get all students to pass standardized tests. Mathematical concepts appear throughout…
Descriptors: Scores, Mathematics Instruction, Mathematics Achievement, Standardized Tests
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Johnson, Curt; Heath, Melissa Allen; Bailey, Benjamin M.; Coyne, Sarah M.; Yamawaki, Niwako; Eggett, Dennis L. – Journal of School Violence, 2013
This study compared age and gender differences in adolescents' perceptions of male involvement in relational aggression (RA). After viewing two of four video clips portraying RA, each participating adolescent (N = 314; Grades 8-12) answered questions related to rationalizing bullying behaviors--specifically minimizing bullying, blaming victims,…
Descriptors: Gender Differences, Adolescent Attitudes, Aggression, Behavior Problems
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Hedges, Larry V.; Hedberg, E. C. – Evaluation Review, 2013
Background: Cluster-randomized experiments that assign intact groups such as schools or school districts to treatment conditions are increasingly common in educational research. Such experiments are inherently multilevel designs whose sensitivity (statistical power and precision of estimates) depends on the variance decomposition across levels.…
Descriptors: Correlation, Multivariate Analysis, Educational Experiments, Statistical Analysis
Ochoa-Angrino, Solanlly – ProQuest LLC, 2012
Using emergent motivation theory, this study analyzes the relationships between high school students' perceptions of their reading skills, task challenge, and personal control over assigned reading activities and their reading engagement (i.e., interest, enjoyment, and concentration) during science instruction. The study also examines how…
Descriptors: High School Students, Science Education, Reading Achievement, Reading Habits
Kilinc, Emin – ProQuest LLC, 2012
We are living in a conceptual world which we build through both informal and systematic interaction. Concepts enable us to simplify and organize our environment and communicate efficiently with others. The learning of concepts is represented by a general idea, usually expressed by a word, which represent a class or group of things or actions…
Descriptors: Concept Formation, Secondary School Students, Social Studies, Academic Achievement
Bell, John Sidney – ProQuest LLC, 2012
The purpose of this study was to determine to what extent a relationship existed between student achievement and how teachers and principals assess leadership effectiveness in 29 Alabama schools. This study also investigated the extent to which teacher and principal tenure were related to their perceptions of leadership and to student achievement.…
Descriptors: Leadership Effectiveness, Academic Achievement, Teacher Attitudes, Principals
Van der Vossen, Maria R. – ProQuest LLC, 2012
This causal-comparative study examined the relationship between enrollment/non-enrollment in music programs of differing content or quality and mathematical achievement among 739 secondary (grades 8-12) students from four different Maryland counties. The students, both female and male, were divided into sample groups by their participation in a…
Descriptors: Correlation, Music Education, Mathematics Achievement, Secondary School Students
Levy, Alissa Beth – ProQuest LLC, 2012
The California Department of Education (CDE) has long asserted that success Algebra I by Grade 8 is the goal for all California public school students. In fact, the state's accountability system penalizes schools that do not require all of their students to take the Algebra I end-of-course examination by Grade 8 (CDE, 2009). In this dissertation,…
Descriptors: Algebra, Success, Grade 8, Public Schools
Kennedy, Angela – ProQuest LLC, 2012
The purpose of this study was to investigate sources of resistance to burnout in secondary teachers. For the purpose of this study secondary teachers were defined as teachers employed in grades 9-12 with 0-5 years of teaching experience employed in north Louisiana schools. Sources of resistance to burnout was researched in three investigative…
Descriptors: Secondary School Teachers, Grade 9, Grade 10, Grade 11
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Ezzi, Nemah Abdullah Ayash – English Language Teaching, 2012
Beliefs of in-service English teachers about grammar learning/teaching and the influence of such beliefs on their classroom practices remain relatively unexplored. More precisely, this study explores English teachers' beliefs about grammar learning and teaching. It throws light on the teachers' actual practices in the classrooms of 7th -12th…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Attitudes, Grammar, Grammar Translation Method
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Choe, Daniel Ewon; Stoddard, Sarah A.; Zimmerman, Marc A. – Developmental Psychology, 2014
Family conflict is a salient risk factor for African American adolescents' mental health problems. No study we are aware of has estimated trajectories of their family conflict and whether groups differ in internalizing and externalizing problems during the transition to young adulthood, a critical antecedent in adult mental health and…
Descriptors: Family Environment, Family Relationship, Conflict, Mental Disorders
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